There have been visible changes in the occupational attributes of students involved in higher education compared to the past. Many students continue pursuing higher studies while working at the same time. Besides this, students are also found to be engaged in other non-academic disciplines and extra curriculars. In such a scenario, the advantages of remote learning have simultaneously increased, especially post the COVID pandemic.
The pandemic and its health-related effects have slowed down compared to the past year. However there has been a drastic increase in the demand for digital learning platforms and digital based work platforms. On the one hand, offices have adopted limited physical interaction approaches, with operating functions being more and more digital in nature. This is a positive affirmation for online and distance learners because it allows them a better flexibility in terms of learning hours and pace.
Flexibility is one of the most interesting aspects of distance learning because it provides the learners with the power of planning their higher studies according to their own time, place and pace. Rightly so, the demand for distance learning has increased exponentially after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Distance learning offers students the most amount of flexibility because the teaching learning pedagogy is different than relatively orthodox models. Learners engaged in distance learning save up a lot of time in commute for attending physical lectures. At the same they can simultaneously plan their work and study timings, without the fear of having to chose between either full-time studying or full-time employment.